The extension will automatically start when you open a catkin workspace.
The build system (e.g. catkin_make or catkin build) will automatically be confirmed from the hidden files associated with
The ROS distro will automatically be confirmed from the parent environment, or you will be prompted to select a ROS
distro if this can't be done automatically.
You must build the catkin workspace at least once before the extension will recognise it.
To start ROS master, use the "ROS: Start Core" command. The "ROS master" indicator in the bottom left will show if the
master is currently running, and you can click on this to view parameters etc. If you hit F5 you can create a debug
configuration to run a rosrun or roslaunch command.
The first time you open the workspace the extension will automatically create build and test tasks and update the
C++ and Python paths. You can re-run this process later using the appropriate commands.
Automatic ROS environment configuration.
Allows starting, stopping and viewing the ROS master status.
Automatically discover catkin_make or catkin build build tasks.
Create catkin packages using catkin_create_pkg script or catkin create pkg.
Run rosrun or roslaunch (breakpoints currently not supported).
Syntax highlighting for .msg, .urdf and other ROS files.
Automatically add the ROS C++ include and Python import paths.
Format C++ using the ROS clang-format style.
Create Catkin Package
Create a catkin package. You can right click on a folder in the explorer to create it in a specific location.
Create a terminal with ROS sourced.
Show Master Status
Open a detail view showing details about the ROS master.